CHRIS REEVE "SKINNER" (Ubejane) New only $495.--
CHRIS REEVE: ONLY $495.-- New in Original box
Chris Reeve Knives describes this tool as follows:
"...After many years of listening to hunters (both in the USA and in Africa) telling me what the ideal skinner should be and be able to do, I was totally confused. I am not a hunter and have never skinned an animal--nor do I particularly intend to! However, after 13 years as a tool and die maker and 14 years as a knifemaker--8 of those years running concurrently--I had a good idea of what a tool should do and how it should be handled.
My Skinner may be a little unconventional but I have designed this knife to cover a wide range of tasks relating to skinning as well as around camp and even in the home. The cutting edge is rugged enough to take a lot of punishment but, if properly sharpened, will do the most delicate cutting tasks.
The name which I like for my skinner is "Ubejane" or "Mbhejane" which in Zulu (the native language of the area in South Africa where I grew up) means Rhinoceros. The Rhino is a large, powerful animal with a strong up-tilting horn--my skinner echoes those attributes!"--Chris Reeve. (1990)
The leather sheath supplied with the Skinner has a strap closure which passes from left to right around the cross guard. To ensure that the knife does not fall from the sheath should the strap become unfastened, there is a nylon stud in place above the cross guard on the right hand side.Specifications
- Blade Material: A2 Tool Steel
- Blade Hardness: 55-57 RC
- Blade Coating: KG Gunkote
- Blade Length: 4.5" (114 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.177" (4.5 mm)
- Overall Length: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Handle Material: A2 Tool Steel
- Butt Capp Material: D65S Aluminum
- Weight: 11.50 oz. (326 g)
- Sheath: Skinner, Leather
- Handcrafted in the USA
Price DROPPED To: $490.-- Plus postage.
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